Anderson was born in 1805 in Kentucky. He was the son of John William Booth and Charity Bryant. Anderson married Margaret Holtzclaw on January 08, 1827 in Barren County, Kentucky. Margaret was born in 1809 in Barren County, Kentucky and was the daughter of James Henry Holtsclaw and Rhoda McKee Brooksher.
Anderson was a farmer and a teacher. He taught at the old " Jefferson Academy " which was one of the first schoolhouses in the Shiloh Township in Jefferson County, Illinois.
On January 20, 1835, Anderson sold to Robert Stockton for $114.50 for E1/2 NW1/4 of Sec. 34, T1S, R2E. On November 19, 1836, Anderson purchased W1/2 off SW1/4 of Section 35 in Township One South Range One East in the District of lands subject to sale at Shawneetown, Illinois containing 80 acres. On March 03, 1843, Anderson purchased SW1/4 of the NE1/4 of Sec. 10 in Township 2 South of Range One, East in the District of Lands subject to sale at Shawneetown, Illinois containing 40 acres.
Anderson died in Jefferson County, Illinois before 1850. Margaret died October 20, 1903 in Centralia, Marion County, Illinois and was buried on October 21, 1903 in the Shook Cemetery, Shook's Grove Church, Marion County, Illinois.
Among the early teachers in Shiloh Township of Jefferson County, Illinois was Anderson Booth. The old " Jefferson Academy " was one of the first schoolhouses in the township. Anderson was also a farmer.
Property records show that Anderson purchased 80 acres on July 28, 1838 in Jefferson County, Illinois, legal description is Township: 1-S; Range: 1-E; Section: 35. On March 3, 1843, 40 acres were purchased also in Jefferson County, legal description is: Township: 2-S, Range: 1-E, Section: 10 for $1.25 per acre
Anderson and Margaret’s children:
James Josiah Booth, b. November 3, 1828, d. August 5, 1912, m. Ruth Ann Ward.
Mary Booth, b. August 3, 1829, d. December 15, 1890, m. Frances M. Fairchild.
Sarah Ellen Booth, b. 1832, d. June 6, 1858, m. Robert Ingram.
John William Booth, b. January 1835, d. April 1906, m. (1) Julia Brownfield; (2) Mary Ellen Medford Matthews.
Elizabeth Booth, b. 1837, m. William J. Teleford.
Martha Booth, b. September 20, 1839, d. November 18, 1886, m. Fred Wesley Songer.